Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Filene's Basement Opens

If you are looking for a new shopping experience look no further than Filene's Basement in Mercer Mall. The store opened about 9:30 this morning after a small ribbon cutting ceremony. A small group of shoppers waited patiently for the doors to open and proceeded to grab carts or bags and work their way through the store. By 10:30 a.m. consumers visiting Mercer Mall could see women leaving with at least one or more bags from the store and more shoppers were driving up and going in to explore. The store's ambience is clean and refreshing offering shoppers up-to-date easy-listening music to as they explore the racks and accessory items.
If you aren't familiar with Filene's Basement, the retail store is similar to TJ Maxx or Ross but targets the more label-savvy consumer at discount prices. So if you enjoy labels like Kenneth Cole, Ralph Lauren, Philosphy, Harve Bernard, Polo, and DKNY, this is your store. Enjoy!


"American Top Models" featured on the CW channel is holding a casting call at Filene's Basement in Mercer Mall on Wednesday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Model hopefuls will be intereviewed and possibly walk a small catwalk during the three hour event. Tyra Banks will not appear but Philly station Channel 57 is hosting the event and will be filming the casting calls and conducting interviews. For more information visit Channel 57's website at GOOD LUCK!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Attention All Shoppers

Spring is in the air, sales are everywhere and a new retailer - Filene's Basement - is opening its doors on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in Mercer Mall. The store is currently open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. but regular store hours are expected to begin once the ribbon cutting ceremony is held at 9:25 a.m. If you aren't familiar with Filene's Basement, the store's concept is similar to TJ Maxx, Ross, AJ Wright, but offers consumers higher end items. The store is located between Office Depot and Petco in Mercer Mall.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Good Fun Had By All

People are still buzzing about the Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame award dinner held last week. Good fun was had by all and well over 450 people attended the event at the Hyatt Regency in Princeton. If you weren't there, you missed a great time. From the moment the reception began you knew people were there to enjoy themselves, in fact Donald Loff, chairman of MRCC, had a hard time getting everyone to be quiet since people were talking and socializing so much. Everyone enjoyed the video profiles of the winners - The Trentonian, Corporation of the Year and Marsilio's, Oustanding Small Business of the Year - but the most moving part of the dinner was the speech given by Tim Losch who received the Citizens of the Year award. I'm looking forward to next year!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Coming Soon!

Stay tuned to for this new blog on local business news, compiled by Trentonian Business Editor Andria Carter. Contact Andria at